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Holborn (UK Parliament constituency)

Holborn was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Holborn district of Central London. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Holborn
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18851950
Number of membersone
Replaced byHolborn and St Pancras South
Created fromFinsbury
Holborn in the Metropolitan area, boundaries 1885-1918
Holborn in the County of London, boundaries 1918-50

The constituency was created for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1950 general election, when it was largely replaced by the new constituency of Holborn & St Pancras South.

Contents

BoundariesEdit

The Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 provided that the constituency was to consist of-

1918-1950: The Metropolitan Borough of Holborn.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1880sEdit

 
Charles Harrison
General election 1885: Holborn[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Francis Duncan 4,047 62.1 N/A
Liberal Charles Harrison 2,473 37.9 N/A
Majority 1,574 24.2 N/A
Turnout 6,520 66.5 N/A
Registered electors 9,802
Conservative win (new seat)
 
Dadabhai Naoroji
General election 1886: Holborn[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Francis Duncan 3,651 65.2 +3.1
Liberal Dadabhai Naoroji 1,950 34.8 −3.1
Majority 1,701 30.4 +6.2
Turnout 5,601 57.1 −9.4
Registered electors 9,802
Conservative hold Swing +3.1
 
Earl Compton
By-election, 29 Nov 1888: Holborn[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gainsford Bruce 4,398 56.2 −9.0
Liberal William Compton 3,433 43.8 +9.0
Majority 965 12.4 −18.0
Turnout 7,831 68.8 +11.7
Registered electors 11,383
Conservative hold Swing -9.0

Elections in the 1890sEdit

General election 1892: Holborn[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gainsford Bruce 4,949 66.6 +1.4
Lib-Lab George Bateman[3] 2,477 33.4 −1.4
Majority 2,472 33.2 +2.8
Turnout 7,426 60.8 +3.7
Registered electors 12,214
Conservative hold Swing +10.4

Bruce is appointed a judge on the Queen's Bench of the High Court of Justice, causing a by-election.

1892 Holborn by-election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Hall Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1895: Holborn[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Hall Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1900sEdit

1900 Holborn by-election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Remnant Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1900: Holborn[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Remnant Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1906: Holborn[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Remnant 3,881 58.9 N/A
Liberal Stephen Miall 2,706 41.1 N/A
Majority 1,175 17.8 N/A
Turnout 6,587 71.3 N/A
Registered electors 9,242
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election January 1910: Holborn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Remnant 4,847 68.2 +9.3
Liberal Richard Stapley 2,262 31.8 -9.3
Majority 2,585 36.4 +18.6
Turnout 82.6 +11.3
Conservative hold Swing +9.3
General election December 1910: Holborn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Remnant 4,313 72.8 +4.6
Liberal C. R. Cooke-Taylor 1,615 27.2 -4.6
Majority 2,698 45.6 +9.2
Turnout 68.9 -13.7
Conservative hold Swing +4.6

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

General election 1918: Holborn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist James Remnant 6,874 86.3 +13.5
Independent Labour John Hazelwood Worrall 1,091 13.7 N/A
Majority 5,783 72.6 +27.0
Turnout 7,965 39.1 −29.8
Registered electors 20,371
Unionist hold Swing N/A
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General election 1922: Holborn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist James Remnant 8,996 70.5 −15.8
Liberal John Salter Stooke-Vaughan 3,757 29.5 N/A
Majority 5,239 41.0 −31.6
Turnout 12,753 47.2 +8.1
Registered electors 26,991
Unionist hold Swing N/A
General election 1923: Holborn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist James Remnant 7,892 59.4 −11.1
Liberal John Salter Stooke-Vaughan 3,349 25.2 −4.3
Labour Augustus West 2,044 15.4 N/A
Majority 4,543 34.2 −6.8
Turnout 13,285 48.8 +1.6
Registered electors 27,218
Unionist hold Swing −3.4
General election 1924: Holborn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist James Remnant 11,428 75.5 +16.1
Labour W.W. Messer 3,718 24.5 +9.1
Majority 7,710 51.0 +16.8
Turnout 15,146 55.1 +6.3
Registered electors 27,490
Unionist hold Swing +3.5
1928 Holborn by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Stuart Bevan 6,365 59.7 −15.8
Labour Percy Allott 2,238 21.0 −3.5
Liberal Thomas Morton 2,062 19.3 N/A
Majority 4,127 38.7 −12.3
Turnout 10,665 39.0 −16.1
Registered electors 27,357
Unionist hold Swing −6.2
General election 1929: Holborn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Stuart Bevan 10,093 56.8 −18.7
Labour Fitzroy William Hickinbottom 4,530 25.5 +1.0
Liberal Thomas Morton 3,150 17.7 N/A
Majority 5,563 31.3 −19.7
Turnout 17,773 54.1 −1.0
Registered electors 32,862
Unionist hold Swing −9.9

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931: Holborn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stuart Bevan 16,094 84.7
Labour Fitzroy W. Hickinbottom 2,916 15.3
Majority 13,178 69.4
Turnout 33,543 56.7
Conservative hold Swing +19.1
General election 1935: Holborn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Tasker 11,654 72.9
Labour Richard S. Jeffries 4,325 27.1
Majority 7,329 45.8
Turnout 32,641 49.0
Conservative hold Swing -11.8

Elections in the 1940sEdit

General election 1945: Holborn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Max Aitken 6,061 54.1
Labour Irene Marcousé 5,136 45.9
Majority 925 8.2
Turnout 16,394 68.3
Conservative hold Swing -18.8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, Sixth Schedule
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Craig, FWS, ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885-1918. London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 9781349022984.
  3. ^ "Liberals and Labour Candidates". Kirkintilloch Herald. 22 Jun 1892. p. 2. Retrieved 22 November 2017.